European river cruise

Scenic - Delightful Douro with Madrid

11 Day Delightful Douro with Madrid

Delightful Douro with Madrid

Days: 11

From: Porto to Madrid

Countries Visited: Portugal, Spain

Code: doum

Code_ERC: doum-1

( Brochure Price: $ 7,470 pp )

Our Price: $7,097 pp


1. Porto
Welcome to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley. Meals included: Dinner

2. Porto > Regua
Today, enjoy on board activities such as traditional tile painting, or simply relax as your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Regua where you have the chance to explore the Douro Museum at your leisure. Learn about the culture, history and identity of the people living in this wine-growing region of the Douro Valley. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3. Regua > Vega de Terron
Freechoice Tour the elegant town of Lamego, or enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4. Salamanca
Discover Salamanca’s architecture, as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Later, celebrate Spanish culture with lunch showcasing the local cuisine while you enjoy a Flamenco dance performance. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5. Pocinho > Pinhão
Take a leisurely cruise this morning to nearby Pocinho. Freechoice Visit the award winning Côa Valley Museum or, if you’re a little more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion. Sundowners Enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck surrounded by newfound friends as you sail this picturesque stretch
of the river towards Pinhão. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6. Pinhão > Porto
Visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. Wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – an experience exclusive for Scenic guests. Enrich The beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Witness a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7. Porto
Today, discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa. Freechoice Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8. Porto > Madrid
Today you’ll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to one of Madrid’s leading hotels for a three night stay. Meals included: Breakfast

9. Madrid
Enjoy a tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian Quarter, the Sabatini Gardens and the Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains. Freechoice Choose between the exceptional Prado Museum or the equally delightful 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid. This evening, enjoy fine Spanish cuisine in a superb local restaurant. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

10. Madrid
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain’s largest city. Stroll the fashionable boutiques, relax in one of the manicured gardens, or simply explore the surrounding area. Meals included: Breakfast

11. Madrid
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Madrid airport. Meals included: Breakfast

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Cruise Highlights

The soul of Portugal. From windswept seaside meanderings to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this is a journey of contemplation and elegance.. Board the luxurious Scenic Azure which will transport you along the hidden gem that is the Douro Valley. Days will be spent immersed in the proud history and culture of a unique land that still retains many of its traditions. Your journey concludes in Spain's sparkling capital Madrid where you’ll experience its intriguing mix of passion and soul.